News | Nov 05 2015

Alexander Povetkin sets up fight with Deontay Wilder

Alexander Povetkin crushes Mariusz Wach in Russia
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RUSSIAN heavyweight Alexander Povetkin has lined up a potential fight with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder after stopping Mariusz Wach in 12 rounds at the Basket-Hall Arena in Kazan, Russia.

The 36-year-old dominated proceedings from the outset and opened a cut above Wach’s eye in the 10th. Povetkin continued to target the gash, forcing referee Jay Nady to end proceedings in the final stanza.

The win means he maintains his position as Wilder’s mandatory challenger, though the American has been granted a voluntary defence before he must meet Povetkin.